I thought that after high school, life might stop being a super cliquey popularity contest. But it never does, does it? Not even on Tumblr or in my anthro department or in communities that are supposed to be a bunch of “misfits.” There are always the cool kids and then me on the outside.
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my best friend finally self-published a book (!!!) he’s been working on for quite some time now. in the spirit of giving (and helping micah get to where he wants to be), i would like to gift his beautiful book to five people. all you have to do is reblog this post, and i’ll pick five winners on the 8th of april.
i asked for ice cream not a sword
ah yes the blade which I am destined to wield
This is the ice cream that will pierce the heavens?
I just … I’m really finding it difficult to contain all of my want for this.
I HAD NO IDEA THIS WAS STILL GOING WHY OMG ALL I DID WAS POINT OUT IT LOOKED LIKE A SWORD WHY
Rumor’s that this make’s me a sword swallower….
Valentine’s Day Tips From a Tragopan
Trying to catch the eye of that special someone? Then you need these moves, custom-evolved to win them over fast.
First, get your crush’s attention by pecking around on the ground. This will make them curious. But then, immediately hide behind a log. You’re putting on a show here—you don’t want to give everything away!
Next, inflate your rubbery blue horns and unfurl your flappy bib. Bob up and down a bunch of times to make sure that they’re fully deployed. You need to look your best!
Then start with the frenetic clicking. This will signal to your love interest that you’re ready to take things further. (Honest communication is the key to any successful romantic pursuit.)
When you feel ready, rear up and rush forward, displaying yourself in all your naked glory to the object of your affection. Remember: You are confident. You are fabulous. You have inflatable rubbery horns. You’ve got this.
If it doesn’t work the first time, try again. Try flapping harder. Click some more. You’ll have a valentine in no time, guaranteed.
Pretty heartbreaking. These beautiful and bright students deserve so much better. Above I included some of the photographs (there’s many more) of Black women who are students there because I think it’s important to point out how racism is not only impacting Whites’ perception of their intelligence but also how White people approach their appearance as well, in gender-specific ways. This is heartbreaking to me albeit not surprising. The myth that working hard = happy payoff is a fairy tale. Racism is ubiquitous.
I really wish them the best with their education and the ability to navigate these microaggressions and overt acts of racism. This stuff increases stereotype threat and impacts mental health and health which impacts performance. I want the best for them. Much love. ❤